Clarins Ever Matte Oil Free Foundation SPF15, R335
What they say: The perfect shine-control, balancing foundation for women that want a complexion with a matte finish. Its plant-based “Skin Detox” complex regulates production of excess sebum in skin and helps tighten pores. The fluid, lightweight texture perfectly melts into the skin, allowing it to breathe, without any drying effect. The complexion is enhanced with an invisible matte veil that remains flawless from morning to night.
What we say: Now as I said in an earlier review I suffered for years with terrible skin and matte make-up was pretty much the only option but often “matte” left you looking rather pale with a dry film of a flat colour – thankfully technology and Clarins have come along with a fabulous formulation and I have become particularly fond of this foundation. It comes in squarish plastic tube – so handbag/makeup bag- friendly and it is easy to get the foundation out of the tube. It is cream-like in texture and spreads over the skin with ease, it offers a medium to fuller coverage and I like the finish – which banishes the shine without looking flat and dry. It might be too much coverage for some but if you do have an oily skin type this is great option. To boot it offers SPF15, it is Oil-Free and non-comedogenic. I have been using this foundation for about two months and it is shine-free for the most part – I do find at the end of day that I could touch-up with a little powder or blotting sheets but this will of course differ from skin type to skin type.